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Tuesday – August 26, 2014 11:20pm – Posted by: B. McClara

I’ve been working on the YouTube Channel to clean up & organize the Videos.  As it stands the best way to keep these video’s in order by topic was to put them onto playlists.  So if you’re on there looking around, look for “Playlists” and hopefully that will help you find what you’re looking for.  Here is a playlist containing all of the Guitar Chord Book Pages with the Progressions to play along with.  (I’ve noticed that everyone of my videos starts out with me saying “OK, This is Page…”  I’ll work hard to correct this habit of mine. ; )

Friday – August 22, 2014 6:00pm – Posted by: B. McClara

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Videos on the SacPrep YouTube Channel that relate to all Private Lessons and SPMA Ensembles


Friday – August 8, 2014 10:30am – Posted by: B. McClara

This video is for my violin players who are working on Vibrato.  I really like this lady, I think she’s great, and the close up/ slow motion shots are really great to watch.  Remember that you need to practice & try using vibrato while practicing… sometimes for as long as six months before you feel like you’re making progress.  So plan to feel more comfortable down the road.  But you need to put in the time!


Sunday – July 13, 2014 7:55am – Posted by: B. McClara

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Update: 95% of the kids that are taking these music classes throughout the summer at Sac Prep Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy are on 100% Scholarship… The Sacramento Guitar Society has donated a sizable grant to cover about 30 of the scholarship classes for students…IMG_3546_2

The rest of the classes given by Sac Prep Music at a !00% discount. I have more kids coming though… Kids from the Moral Values Program who are signing up & needing scholarships or sponsorship. One of the ways you can help is to either donate an acoustic guitar or sponsor a student by paying for a class. go to and simply pay for a class or two. After running numbers, We are truly out of scholarship money and funding after the second week… but I have two more weeks to go, and to tell you the truth it’s hard for me to say no to these kids… and I don’t know how anyone could.IMG_3548_2

The dedication that comes with teaching music and paying that knowledge forward to the younger generation is essential to creating a healthy Sacramento youth. If you know someone who sponsors the youth programs, you can donate directly to and request that it fund the Sac Prep Summer Sessions… they’ll give you a tax receipt. Please pass this along… and share this. This is a real cause, as there will be more kids waiting to see if they can attend the Week 3 and Week 4 sessions. — with Daniel Roest at Sacramento Preparatory Music Academy.IMG_3563


Thursday – June 12, 2014 12:45am – Posted by: B. McClara

“So, real bands — real bands are made primarily from the neighborhood. From a real time and real place that exists for a little while, then changes and is gone forever. They’re made from the same circumstances, the same needs, the same hungers, culture. They’re forged in the search of something more promising than what you were born into. These are the elements, the tools, and these are the people who built the place called E Street.” – Bruce Springsteen

20140410-bruce1-x600-1397194553Bruce’s speech at the 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction is so incredibly relevant, and It needs to be quoted and posted because I don’t think people realize that todays current youth is no longer being raised to play music the way Bruce did when he was a kid.  It’s absolutely essential to learn as much as you can about music at a young age… so when you do come of age, you’ll have some music history to lean on… Some history of Rock And Roll. – McClara

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